Family Medicine

6 for 6

What is 6for6?

6for6 is a one-year faculty development program in research skills tailored to rural physicians. Six doctors from rural/remote regions of Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, and Nunavut are accepted annually to attend six learning sessions at Memorial University over one year.

With the support of a personal mentor and research assistant participants also carry out their own self-paced research project relevant to their practice and community, and receive a Certificate in Research Skills after finishing the program.

Please download our brochure for more information on 6for6.


“This is what has taught me how to do research.”
"I'm a different practitioner now... Scholarly work has woven itself into my life"
“They made it as rurally relevant as [possible]”
"Now I'm hooked - I'm going to keep [doing scholarly research] and I'm not too old to do it"

Participants’ research projects

  • Impact of Longitudinal Rotations on Rural Recruitment/Retention of Family Physicians
  • Formative Evaluation of a Tuberculosis Care Program in Labrador
  • Distributed Academic Teaching in Rural Residency Programs
  • Characterizing the Reasons for Aeromedical Evacuation in Labrador
  • Defining High Risk Elderly Characteristics toward Improved Healthy Aging Care
  • Implementing an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program in Labrador
  • Examination of the Relationship between Resilience & Maintenance of Generalist Skills
  • Arsenic in Community Well Water: A Community Health Intervention
  • Factors Influencing a Physician's Decision to Pursue or Avoid Community-based Teaching
  • Using Social Innovation to Regenerate the Primary Healthcare System
  • Decision Factors: Elective Repeat Caesarean Section Vs. Vaginal Birth after Caesarean Section
  • Proportion of Patients Dying at Home versus Hospital in Goose Bay, Labrador
  • Program Development around Transgender Community in Corner Brooke
  • Assessment of Carbonear Citizens' Health Literacy
  • A Needs Assessment for a Rural Emergency Medicine Network
  • Descriptive Study of Post-Partum Hemorrhage in Nunavut
  • Prenatal Care Intervention in Labrador Aboriginal Populations
  • Outcomes Evaluation of an Innovative Emergency Room Surge Protocol